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If you’re in an difficult relationship:

You might believe it’s your partner’s fault – that you don’t really need to get help, but the feelings of desperation have you seeking relief.  If you could only force your partner or family member to seek help – but how? You also may feel hopeless to help them-while people accuse you of enabling them.

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If you have an addict in your life:

You may see clearly that they need help – want them to get help-but feel powerless to force them to get the help they need.  You want to feel less anxious and sad about your life and your relationships. You may have the idea that you can’t do certain things in your life, enjoy your life, until your loved one gets better.

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If you feel lost or
unhappy in your life:

You may not know exactly what makes you happy.  Most people are happiest when they live their lives according to the values they find important.  I can help you define these values, and look for ways to work toward living them.

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If you’re in recovery, or have just successfully completed addiction or alcoholism treatment:

You may be baffled about what your life will be like now, and overwhelmed when you consider the work ahead of you.  You may have been in recovery before, and are looking for a deeper connection to the sober life you’d like to lead.

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Change is possible. Psychotherapy really works.

 That’s not a sales pitch, that’s just my personal experience.

Therapy enables people to find meaning and richness in their lives in spite of the barriers to their happiness that we all experience.

Sometimes people come to therapy in the hopes of changing someone else’s behavior.
That’s not really possible-but therapy helps people obtain the life they want whether other people change or not.


  • who feel stuck
  • who are worried that they’ll never feel better again
  • who think they’re incapable of happiness at this point in their lives
  • Who feel lost
  • who are in relationships with addicts
  • who are in recovery and want support to stay sober


  • Hope
  • Connection
  • Safety
  • Acceptance
  • Relaxation
  • Validation
  • Understanding
  • Motivation
  • Fresh engagement in life

I will develop a gameplan, with your guidance,
to help you feel better.

Many of my clients feel powerless and desperate when they arrive and say things like “I have tried everything”. Or “I’ve been in therapy before, and it didn’t work.”  It’s my job to help move them to a place of curiosity, flexibility, hope, and open-mindedness.

You don’t need to do this alone. Help is available.

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Do you ever feel too overwhelmed to deal with your problems? If so, you’re not alone.

The National Institute of Mental Health reports that more than 25% of American adults (approximately 9.8 million) will experience anxiety, depression or another mental health issue during any calendar year. Often people will struggle with the ability to cope with job losses, relationship issues, substance abuse, stress, the death of a love one and more. The problems can often become debilitating without the proper treatment and support. With proper treatment, individuals can live fulfilling and productive lives.

What is Psychotherapy?

A psychotherapist like Chuck Beardsley in Mountainside, NJ focuses on techniques and strategies that will help you heal, find wholeness and learn constructive ways to deal with the problems you are facing in your life. A psychotherapist helps you work through your problems during therapy so you can lead a more productive, happier, and more fulfilling life.

Psychotherapy is also a supportive process that can provide a great benefit as one goes through difficult periods of life that can often leave one under increased stress. As you work in collaboration with Chuck, you’ll begin to identify the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling and being your best, and gain insight into how to change the ones that are not leading you to the life you want.

There are many misconceptions when you find a therapist and you may have questions about going to counseling. You may even wonder if you even need to see a counselor or therapist. If you are experiencing any of the following, give Chuck a call or book an appointment:

  • You feel an overwhelming, prolonged sense of helplessness and sadness.  
  • Your relationships are suffering and you feel hopeless.
  • Your problems don’t seem to get better despite your efforts and help from family and friends.
  • You find it difficult to concentrate on work assignments, carry out other everyday activities or suffer from anxiety.
  • You worry excessively, expect the worst or are constantly on edge.
  • You’ve been through rehab for drugs or alcohol and have relapsed or are needing help with recovery.  

If you are near Mountainside, New Jersey and are looking for a marriage counselor, couples counseling, individual therapist, or just need to talk to someone, consider Chuck Beardsley.  He is known as a compassionate, understanding, straight shooter that will waste no time in helping you reach your goals.

About Chuck Beardsley, LCSW

Chuck is a therapist who will tell you what you need to hear, when you need to hear it. If you’re looking for counseling where you will progress to live the life you know you deserve and need someone to help guide you, Chuck is the one. No bullshit, just results.

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